seen their income come down by $4,300. this is a tax in and of itself. i'll call it the economic tax. it's been crushing. the same time, gasoline prices have doubled under the president, electric rates are up, food prices are up, health care costs have gone up by $2,500 a family, middle income families are being crushed. and so the question is how to get them going again. and i've described it. it's energy and trade, the right kind of training programs, balancing our budget, and helping small business. those are the cornerstones of my plan. but the president mentioned a couple of other ideas. i'll just note. first, education. i agree, education is key, particularly the future of our economy. but our training programs right now, we've got 47 of them housed in the federal government, reporting to eight different agencies, overhead is overwhelming. we've got to get those dollars back to the states and go to the workers so they can create their own pathways to getting the training they need for jobs that will really help them. the second area, taxation.